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Festive Winery Events Around Kelowa

This holiday season we are slowly seeing the welcome return of some traditional festive vineyard events. Things may look a little different due to COVID-related restrictions, but we are sure there will be plenty of holiday excitement and cheer.

Take a look these 5 exciting events happening around Kelowna in December!

  1. Season of Trees at Mission Hill

    This is a holiday event with a large dose of good will. As a proud sponsor of Festival of Trees Kelowna, Season of Trees at Mission Hill is a fundraising event for BC Children’s Hospital. This is Mission Hill’s 5th year as the events’ lead supporter. A ticket to Season of Trees includes an exclusive behind the scenes tour, a seated wine tasting paired with festive bites, and of course, the brilliantly decorated trees on the covered Terrace and Loggia.

  2. Camelot Vineyards Outdoor European Christmas Market

    Visit Camelot Vineyards December 4th and 5th for their traditional European Christmas Market! Treat yourself to some authentic gluhwein, grab a bratwurst and a beavertail, and take a peek at all the local vendors for stocking stuffer inspiration!

  3. Grizzli Winery Holiday Market

    During the month of December you can head over to Grizzli Winery for their Indoor & Outdoor Holiday Market! Check off your holiday shopping list as you peruse the artisan vendors, sip mulled wine, say hello to Santa, sing along with the carollers and stroll through the dazzling light tunnel. The indoor market is open weekend 11am-4pm and the outdoor market is open weekends 11am-9pm and weekdays 4pm-9pm.

  4. Holiday Fire Pits at Ex Nihilo Vineyard

    Thinking of checking out Ex Nihilo Vineyard this December? Book a holiday fire pit and enjoy the rustic outdoors with a bucket of s’mores, a glass of wine (red, white, or mulled if you’re feeling extra festive), candy cane chocolate peanut brittle (yum!), and Italian smokies!

  5. The Market at Quails Gate

    Celebrate the holiday season with a visit to Quails Gate this December. Warm yourself around the fire with complementary mulled wine and enjoy the local entertainment and artisan market. If you feel like making the evening extra special, head to the tasting room for the Festive Foch Flight, where each hand selected wine is paired with sweet dessert bites.

We hope that you are as excited for the holiday season as we are! If you want to make a weekend out of it, check out our cottages for families and small groups, or La Casa Mirador for a larger gathering! Get in touch if you have any questions!

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Kelowna’s Christmas Markets

Wondering if Kelowna is home to any Christmas Markets this year?  Well the answer is yes!  They may not compare to the traditional European markets, but these local events sure are fun.  Why not make a weekend of it and visit all three?

  • Downtown Kelowna Winter Street Market

    – This market is a favourite due to its location next to the Stuart Park ice rink! The event takes place on December 1 and features a range of local vendors from Canoe Coffee Roasters to Karat Chocolate Kelowna and Okanagan Lifestyle Apparel. From gift shopping to tasty treats, you’ll love all that these vendors have to offer. The event also features photos with Santa and a tree lighting ceremony!

  • Touch of Christmas Crafters and Vendors Fair 2018

    – Another event taking place on December 1 is the Touch of Christmas Crafters and Vendors Fair which features over 80 crafters and vendors! There’s also a silent auction, 50/50 draw, live music and door prizes. Best part about this one?  It’s for charity and your $2 entry fee goes to the Central Okanagan Community Foodbank to help those who are hungry!

  • Annual Holiday Market at Grizzli Winery

    – Spanning across the whole first weekend of December (Friday Nov 30 – Dec 2), the Holiday Market at Grizzli Winery is a free event open to the public. Enjoy an indoor market with love music, wine tasting and food pairings! There’s no better way to get into the festive spirit than by taking a trip to a winery!

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We hope you leave each of these with a sparkle of Christmas magic! Interested in visiting Kelowna?  Check out our Guest House and cottages – 30 minutes from West Kelowna, situated on a hillside with stunning lakeviews.  Call  our reservations line on 1-888-226-5566 or email to find your perfect cottage.

Written by Hannah Poaros